NORMAN--The University of Oklahoma men's tennis team routed Nebraska, 7-0, Saturday at the NU Varsity Courts in Lincoln, Neb. The Sooners, who improved to 16-3 on the season, swept past the Cornushers (9-11) with six singles wins and two doubles victories. OU improves to 2-3 in Big 12 Conference play while NU falls to 0-4.
Oklahoma started the match by winning the doubles point. At the No. 1 spot, junior Tommy Garrison and senior Ondrej Fukala defeated Jerry Posch and Joel Reckewey, 8-5. The duo improves to 12-3 on the season. At No. 2, the pair of senior Silviu Tanasoiu and sophomore Marek Velicka beat Jose Rivera and Joerg Barthel, 8-6.
In singles action OU swept Nebraska, Garrison and junior Alexei Ivanov each took their match in three-sets. Garrison beat Rivera after losing the first set, 4-6. He fought hard to win the next two sets, 6-1, 6-4, to continue his 13-match winning streak. Garrison owns an overall record of 14-3. Ivanov defeated NU's James Clow, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0. At the No. 5, Tanasoiu earned OU the point by outlasting Barthel, 4-6, 6-3, (10-7). Oklahoma's other three competitors finished off Nebraska in straight sets, including OU's No. 1 Velicka. Velicka, ranked 43rd in the nation, handily defeated NU's Posch, 6-3, 6-2, ending Posch's four-match winning streak.
Oklahoma returns to action on Sunday, April 17, against Texas-Arlington at the OU Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman. Action is set to begin at 12 p.m.
OU 7, NU 0
Saturday, April 9, 2005
NU Varsity Courts
No. 1 Marek Velicka (OU) def. Jerry Posch (NU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Ondrej Fukala (OU) def. Adrian Szatmary (NU), 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 Alexei Ivanov (OU) def. James Clow (NU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
No. 4 Tommy Garrison (OU) def. Jose Rivera (NU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 Silviu Tanasoiu (OU) def. Joerg Barthel (NU), 4-6, 6-3, (10-7)
No. 6 Lee Gregg (OU) def. Joel Reckewey (NU), 7-6 (1), 6-1
No. 1 Garrison/Fukala (OU) def. Posch/ Reckewey (NU), 8-5
No. 2 Velicka/Tanasoiu (OU) def. Rivera/Barthel (NU), 8-6
No. 3 Clow/Szatmary (NU) def. Ivanov/Chavarria (OU), 8-6